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Leftover Carnitas Soup
with hominy / chayote / cabbage

Active: 30 minTotal: 30 min

With carnitas made earlier in the week, this soup has many different textures and flavors.
Smarts: Store-bought salsa is an easy way to build another layer of flavor into the soup. Be sure to use a salsa that is mild if you prefer less spice.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Leftover Carnitas Soup:
  • Chayote squash - 8 oz, chopped (sub zucchini)
  • Onions, medium - 1, diced
  • Peppers, poblanos - 1, diced (sub green bell pepper)
  • Jalapenos (opt) - 1, chopped
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Hominy - 1 1/2 cups, drained and rinsed
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Stock, any type - 5 cups
  • Slow-cooker carnitas (leftover from Monday) - ~3 cups
  • Coleslaw mix - 10 oz
  • Salsa, store-bought - 1/2 cup
  • Cilantro - 1/4 bunch, chopped
  • Lime juice - 2 tsp
  • Hot sauce (opt) - to taste
  • Sour cream (opt) - for serving

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Prep

  1. Chayote / Onions / Poblanos / Jalapenos / Garlic - Prep as directed. Store chayote in one container. Combine onions, poblanos, jalapenos, and garlic in another container. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Hominy - Drain and rinse.

Make

  1. Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add oil and then onions, poblanos, jalapenos, and garlic. Saute until softened, 4 to 5 minutes.
  2. Add chayote, hominy, and stock. Bring to a simmer.
  3. When soup is simmering, stir in carnitas, coleslaw mix, and salsa.
  4. Simmer until chayote and coleslaw are tender, ~10 minutes.
  5. While soup simmers, chop cilantro.
  6. Remove soup from heat and stir in lime juice. Season with some salt and pepper. If you’d like the soup spicier, stir in some hot sauce.
  7. Divide soup between bowls and top with sour cream and cilantro. Enjoy!

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Reviews

This meal has 33 reviews

eh - a little bland and i was tired of eating carnitas!

By: Sarah
Posted: Feb 22, 2019
Diet: Original

2 of us liked it. 2 hated it.

By: Christy
Posted: Feb 22, 2019
Diet: Original

Used corn (instead of hominy) and zucchini, easy and perfect for a cold winter night!

By: Eva
Posted: Feb 22, 2019
Diet: Original

This is amazingly good. Really filling and flavorful, and just spicy enough for my taste.

By: Chelsea
Posted: Feb 22, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian

Wasn't excited for this but made it anyway and I'm glad I did. Just added a little Yuzu hot sauce and it was awesome!

By: Megan
Posted: Feb 21, 2019
Diet: Paleo

Super quick to make, loved the spice level! Thanks for introducing me to hominy!

By: Zoey
Posted: Feb 19, 2019
Diet: Original